|Produce Case, gouache, 5x8 inches, painted at the Hannaford, Kingston, NY|
Earlier today I walked into the supermarket and was mesmerized by the produce case.
The oranges, limes, and lemons were reflected in the big mirrors behind them, and I knew I just had to paint them right then and there.
Luckily I had my gouache supplies with me. I steered an empty shopping cart over next to the apple display. I set up the tripod sketch easel inside the cart. I chose a page with a yellow-blue casein underpainting, and got busy with the colored pencils.
Since the gouache has no smell and is very neat and water-based, I knew I'd be OK working with it there.
My wife took about 55 minutes to do the hunting and gathering. During that time I was nervous that someone from the store would ask me what the heck I was doing, but no one said anything to me.
I think the uniform shirt made me look like I was on some sort of corporate assignment, and my purposeful expression kept me from looking like a complete nut.
Here's the sound environment. (Link to audio file) The store is near the train tracks and you can hear the train sounding at 00:17.
Thanks, Hannaford supermarkets for your inspiring, artistic displays.
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